What is Oxygen Bleach?
April 7, 2019 Comments Off on What is Oxygen Bleach? About Mold Ben Fetzer

Most people know the smell of chlorine bleach and associate it with cleanliness. It can also be associated with burning eyes and noses, and it can create toxic fumes if mixed with the wrong cleaning ingredient. Oxygen bleach has sodium percarbonate in it (as opposed to chlorine bleach’s sodium hypochlorite). It has many advantages over chlorine bleach.

Advantages of Oxygen Bleach

1. Eco-friendly

One of the primary advantages of oxygen bleach is that it breaks down into the water, oxygen, and soda ash. It is non-toxic and doesn’t harm the environment one bit.

2. Colorless

Oxygen bleach is colorless, and it is typically a better whitener for laundry use than chlorine bleach.

3. Sanitizes

The cleaning power of oxygen bleach does not last as long as chlorine bleach, but it is just as powerful while it is active.

4. No fumes

Lastly, oxygen bleach doesn’t stink! Can you imagine using an effective mold killer without suffering chemical scents and burning eyes? It is a reality with oxygen bleach.

Oxygen bleach is a little spendier than chlorine bleach, but it is available in local grocery stores. It’s a great addition to any laundry room, and it is a better option for mold removal than chlorine bleach because it is non-toxic.

How to Use Oxygen Bleach to Clean Mold

  1. Mix bleach powder to water according to instructions. Warm water is best to dissolve the bleach. The ratio is typically 1 cup/1 gallon of water.
  2. Put the solution in a sprayer or bucket to apply to mold.
  3. Let the solution sit on the moldy surface for 15 minutes.
  4. Clean the area with water and dry.

Bleach will not kill mold, but it will remove the color of mold when cleaned properly on non-porous surfaces. For surfaces that are porous, further remediation is required.

Any mold in the home or business can be a major health hazard and needs to be cleaned properly. It can cause respiratory distress and Toxic Mold Syndrome if not taken care of. If visible mold is present, one of the first things to find out is the source of the problem…typically standing water or moisture. Then, whether or not the visible mold is the only mold needs to be considered. It probably isn’t the only mold.

Mold remediation is complex, and professional mold remediation is recommended to ensure that mold is detected and removed properly and safely. Give us a call, your local mold removal specialist, to make sure the mold is gone for good.

About The Author
Ben Fetzer Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of Fresh Start Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. By sharing stories and providing professional tips he gives you the ability to make the right decision for your mold problem! Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 15 years in the cleaning & restoration industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORMI. His history of high integrity and superior quality has made him a leader in the remediation industry. Thereby giving customers outstanding customer experience! Which has resulted in a long history of consistent 5-Star customer ratings since the company began in 2008!